Opinion

Countdown to extinction: Australia must lead the way on biodiversity funding

By Mike Rann
June 20 2024 - 5:30am

Every Australian who has travelled overseas will have been quizzed about our unique wildlife. From British naturalist George Shaw thinking the platypus specimen he had been sent in 1799 was a hoax, to our long-running national joke about drop bears, our unusual flora and fauna are a source of national pride and part of our identity.

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